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The Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean Sea

Almost all of the Caribbean islands are in the Caribbean Sea, with only a few in inland lakes. The largest island is Cuba. Other sizable islands include Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, North Andros, and Trinidad. Some of the smaller islands are referred to as a rock or reef.

Islands are listed in alphabetical order by country of ownership and/or those with full independence and autonomy. Islands with coordinates can be seen on the map linked to the right.

Antigua and Barbuda

Main pages: List of islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Category:Islands of Antigua and Barbuda

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List of Caribbean islands is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda

There are 54 islands in Antigua and Barbuda. There are three main islands, the two populated islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and Redonda. There are 51 off-shore islands. The islands of the country of Antigua and Barbuda include:[1][2][3]

The Bahamas

Main pages: List of islands of The Bahamas and Category:Islands of the Bahamas

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is located in the Lucayan Archipelago, the portion of the Caribbean region in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than in or bordering the Caribbean Sea. There are 700 islands and 2,400 cays in The Bahamas. There are 30 inhabited islands. Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas. Large island groups include Berry Islands and Exuma. The following islands are some of the more notable islands (cays) (see the main article for a comprehensive listing of all islands):[5][6]

Barbados

Main pages: List of islands of Barbados and Category:Islands of Barbados

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There are currently two islands and two banks in Barbados. An additional historical island that no longer exists as an island is also included in this list.[7]

Belize

Main pages: List of islands of Belize and Category:Islands of Belize

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Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef
Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef

There are about 180 islands in Belize. Some of the larger islands of Belize in the Caribbean Sea include:[8]

Colombia

See also: Category:Islands of Colombia and List of islands of Colombia

Several Departments of Colombia include islands in the Caribbean area.[9]

Bolívar Department

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Rosario Islands
Rosario Islands

Islands of the Bolívar Department of Colombia include:[9]

Córdoba Department

Islands in the Córdoba Department include:[9]

Magdalena Department

Islands in the Magdalena Department include:[9]

San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina

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Islas de San Andrés y Providencia
Islas de San Andrés y Providencia

Islands in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina include:[9]

Sucre Department

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Islands in the Sucre Department include the following islands in the Archipelago of San Bernardo:[9]

Archipelago of San Bernardo.
Archipelago of San Bernardo.

Costa Rica

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Isla Uvita, Costa Rica
Isla Uvita, Costa Rica

Main pages: List of islands of Costa Rica and Category:Islands of Costa Rica

There are about 79 islands in Costa Rica.[11] The largest islands in the Caribbean Sea are listed below:

Cuba

Main pages: List of islands of Cuba and Category:Islands of Cuba

Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean
Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean
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Cuba consists of over 4,000 islands and cays surrounding the country's main island, many of which make up archipelagos. Off the south coast are two main archipelagos, Jardines de la Reina and the Canarreos Archipelago. The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago runs along the northern coast and contains roughly 2,517 cays and islands.[12] The Colorados Archipelago is located off the north-western coast. The following islands are some of the major islands in the island country Cuba:[13]

Dominica

Dominica is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea with the Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south.
Dominica is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea with the Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south.

Main pages: List of islands of Dominica and Category:Islands of Dominica

The island nation of Dominica with a total area of 750 km2 (290 sq mi) includes two small, off-shore islands and one disputed island:[14][15]

Dominican Republic

Main pages: List of islands of the Dominican Republic and Category:Islands of the Dominican Republic

There are about 73 islands in the Dominican Republic, including the following islands:[16]

France

Main pages: List of islands of France and Category:Islands of France

The following sections show the islands of French Departments in the Caribbean.

Guadeloupe

Main pages: List of islands of Guadeloupe and Category:Islands of Guadeloupe

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Guadeloupe consists of six inhabited islands—Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the two inhabited islands in the Îles des Saintes—as well as many uninhabited islands and outcroppings.[17][18]

Martinique

Diamond Rock and the Sleeping Woman, the defining landscape of the southwest peninsula of Martinique
Diamond Rock and the Sleeping Woman, the defining landscape of the southwest peninsula of Martinique
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Main pages: List of islands of Martinique and Category:Islands of Martinique

There are about 46 islands in Martinique, including the following:[19]

Saint Barthélemy

View of St. Barthélemy
View of St. Barthélemy

Main pages: List of islands of Saint Barthélemy and Category:Islands of Saint Barthélemy

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There are 18 islands in Saint Barthélemy, including the following:[20]

Collectivity of Saint Martin

Main pages: List of islands of the Collectivity of Saint Martin and Category:Islands of the Collectivity of Saint Martin

Creole Rock
Creole Rock

There are seven islands and two rocks in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, including:

Grenada

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Grenada, Carriacou, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Grenada, Carriacou, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Main pages: Geography of Grenada § Table of Islands, and Category:Islands of Grenada

There are over 600 islands and islets in Grenada and the Grenadines. The notable islands in Grenada include:[22][23]

Haiti

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Caye Sable with a population of 250 in 0.16 hectares.
Caye Sable with a population of 250 in 0.16 hectares.

Main pages: List of islands of Haiti and Category:Islands of Haiti

The most densely populated island in the world is Ilet a Brouee in Haiti, at 500 persons in its area of .004 km2 (0.0015 sq mi). There are about 59 islands in Haiti, including the following:[24][25]

Honduras

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Main pages: List of islands of Honduras and Category:Islands of Honduras

Guanja
Guanja

There are at least 99 islands in Honduras, including the following Caribbean islands:[32]

Jamaica

Main pages: List of islands of Jamaica and Category:Islands of Jamaica

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There are about 49 islands in the island nation of Jamaica, including the following islands:[33]

Kingdom of the Netherlands

The Antillean islands in the island countries (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and Sint Maarten, as well as the solitary island Sint Eustatius) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are listed below. Collectively, these islands were formerly considered the Netherlands Antilles, and still are often referenced as the Dutch Caribbean.

Aruba

Main pages: List of islands of Aruba and Category:Islands of Aruba

There are at least five islands in Aruba:[34]

Curaçao

Main article: List of islands of Curaçao

There are at least seven islands in Curaçao, including:[35]

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten Map
Sint Maarten Map

Main article: List of islands of Sint Maarten

There are ten total islands of Sint Maarten, including:[36]

The Caribbean islands (Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius special municipalities) in the country of the Netherlands of the Kingdom are listed below.

Caribbean Netherlands

Satellite image of Bonaire and the small island of Klein Bonaire
Satellite image of Bonaire and the small island of Klein Bonaire
Map of Saba from the Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië 1914–1917
Map of Saba from the Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië 1914–1917

Main articles: List of islands of Bonaire, List of islands of Saba, and List of islands of Sint Eustatius

Mexico

Main pages: List of islands of Mexico § Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean, and Category:Islands of Mexico

There are several islands of Mexico on the Caribbean Sea, including:[39]

Nicaragua

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Aerial view of Corn Island
Aerial view of Corn Island

Main pages: List of islands of Nicaragua and Category:Islands of Nicaragua

There are over 150 islands in Nicaragua, including the following islands in the Caribbean Sea:[40]

Panama

Main pages: List of islands of Panama § Caribbean Sea, and Category:Islands of Panama

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There are several hundreds of islands in Panama, including the following islands in the Caribbean:[41]

Saint Kitts and Nevis

A view of Nevis from the southeastern peninsula of Saint Kitts
A view of Nevis from the southeastern peninsula of Saint Kitts

Main pages: List of islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis and Category:Islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis

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There are about 20 islands in Saint Kitts and Nevis, including:[42]

Saint Lucia

Main pages: List of islands of Saint Lucia and Category:Islands of Saint Lucia

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There are 15 islands in Saint Lucia, including:[43]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Tobago Cayes
Tobago Cayes
Union Island International Airport
Union Island International Airport

Main pages: List of islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Category:Islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

There are about 49 islands in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including:[44]

Trinidad and Tobago

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Nelson Island
Nelson Island

Main article: List of islands of Trinidad and Tobago

There are 44 islands in Trinidad and Tobago, including:[45]

United Kingdom

The following is a list of islands of current island nations of the British Overseas Territories that are in the Caribbean.

Anguilla

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Main pages: List of islands of Anguilla and Category:Islands of Anguilla

There are about 19 islands in Anguilla, including:[46]

British Virgin Islands

Main pages: List of islands of the British Virgin Islands and Category:Islands of the British Virgin Islands

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Map of British Virgin Islands
Map of British Virgin Islands

There are about 51 islands in the British Virgin Islands (16 inhabited), including:[47][48]

Cayman Islands

Main pages: List of islands of the Cayman Islands and Category:Islands of the Cayman Islands

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Grand Cayman Island from space
Grand Cayman Island from space

The following are the islands of the Cayman Islands:[49]

Montserrat

Main pages: List of islands of Montserrat and Category:Islands of Montserrat

Aftermath in town of Plymouth in 1997 of volcanic eruption that began on Montserrat in 1995
Aftermath in town of Plymouth in 1997 of volcanic eruption that began on Montserrat in 1995

There are only a few islands in Montserrat, including:[50]

Turks and Caicos Islands

Main pages: List of islands of Turks and Caicos and Category:Caicos Islands

The British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands is located in the Lucayan Archipelago, the portion of the Caribbean region in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than in or bordering the Caribbean Sea. There are about 75 islands and land-tied islands in Turks and Caicos Islands, including the following notable islands:[51]

Territories of the United States in the Caribbean

The following are disputed islands of the United States in the Caribbean:

The following sections show islands of island territories of the United States in the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico

Main pages: List of islands of Puerto Rico and Category:Islands of Puerto Rico

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There are about 142 island in Puerto Rico, including:[52]

United States Virgin Islands

Main page: Category:Islands of the United States Virgin Islands

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There are about 84 islands in the United States Virgin Islands, including:[53]

Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, Saint John, and Water Island are the main four United States Virgin Islands. The capital, Charlotte Amalie, is on Saint Thomas.

Islands of the State of Florida

Main article: List of islands of Florida

While not technically part of the Caribbean, the islands of the Florida in the United States are considered by some to be part of the greater Caribbean Region. Regions of Florida include: South Florida, Southwest Florida, and the Florida Keys.

Venezuela

Main pages: List of islands of Venezuela and Category:Islands of Venezuela

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The following islands of Venezuela are in the Caribbean Sea:

See also

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